Platinum Jubilee Celebrations Coming to Eastbourne

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Your Eastbourne BID is inviting the residents of Eastbourne to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a street party in the town centre.

Marking 70 years of The Queen’s reign in the United Kingdom, Eastbourne will be able to enjoy the extra-long bank holiday weekend with fun and games for all the family on Thursday 2nd June. Kicking off the bank holiday celebrations on Thursday 2nd June, Grove Road and South Street will be closed to traffic, allowing tables and chairs to stretch all the way down Grove road so that people can enjoy a cup of tea and slice of cake to celebrate this momentous occasion. Grove Road and the top of South Street will be decorated in red, white, and blue bunting and Union Jack flags and hanging baskets with red, white, and blue flowers will be placed around the town. The flowers are co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund "Welcome Back Fund" will continue to be maintained for a whole year after the event and changed with seasonal flowers to keep them looking fresh.

Along with the street party, Your Eastbourne BID has arranged a whole host of activities and entertainment from 12 noon until 9:45pm. There will be a ‘Best of British’ fancy dress competition, where residents are invited to come dressed as a British icon. The Mayor of Eastbourne will judge the competition that afternoon, and the best dressed person will win a prize.

From 2pm to 4pm, Defiant Sports will be hosting a traditional English sports day. There will be an egg and spoon race, a bean bag race, a three-legged race and more! There will also be a street circus organised by Sweet Circus, providing street entertainment for the whole family. Printers Playhouse will provide live music, performed at the top of Grove Road by the town hall.

Continuing the activities, the Art House Café will be hosting a Jubilee bear hunt. Ten unique bears will be hidden in Little Chelsea shop windows, pick up a form from the Art House Café get spotting for a prize! To end the celebrations, at 9:45pm, Eastbourne Town Centre will be lighting a beacon to coincide with the national chain of beacons being lit across the UK!

Stephen Holt, CEO of Your Eastbourne BID, said, “Little Chelsea’s Jubilee Party is the perfect opportunity to celebrate 70 years of devoted service by Her Majesty. The road will be closed to traffic, but everyone is invited to join us in Grove Road and South Street to enjoy the party atmosphere.

“There is plenty to see and do for all the family, so why not treat yourself to a special jubilee lunch, enjoy some live music, and take part in some of the fantastic family activities.

“We’re really looking forward to this special weekend. It will be great to have the town come together for such a momentous occasion. Come and celebrate with us on Grove Road and South Street for a weekend to remember!”

You can find out more about the Jubilee plans on Your Eastbourne BID’s social media channels. Come join us on the 2nd June at 12pm!